The Church of the Greys - Grizedale Arts, 2003
Commissioned by Grizedale Arts, this was a two-part project; a permanent sculptural installation in the forest and a video work. The sculptural element took the form of building a wooden chapel in the heart of the forest. This was built out of untreated wood, the intention being that it would quickly begin to decay and become dilapidated.
This was positioned near to popular ramblers routes, the idea being to offer the B-Movie experience of stumbling upon a dilapidated building in the middle of a forest and the ‘should we go in or shouldn’t we?’ debate that ensues.
The second part to the project was the production of a short 16mm horror film based around a false history I had written for the church. For this, I worked with a young Death-Metal band from Barrow-in-Furness called Zenolith. They and their extended social and family networks became the actors and crew in the films production.
See some information about me on Grizedale's website HERE